Cellini Salt Cellar

The saliera is Cellini's only surviving, fully authenticated work in gold. It was commissioned by François I during the artist's stay in Paris in 1540-1543 and was subsequently given by Charles IX to Ferdinand II of Tyrol when the latter represented the king at his wedding with Archduchess Elizabeth in 1570. This extraordinarily valuable table utensil, which according to his own account Cellini wr…

Benvenuto Cellini. Perseus with the Head of Medusa
Benvenuto Cellini. Perseus with the head of Medusa Relief on pedestal: Perseus saves Andro…
Benvenuto Cellini. Saliera
Vita di Benvenuto Cellini orefice e scultore fiorentino da lui medesimo scritta, nella qua…